June 24, 2019

Shanahan’s DefSec Nomination Pulled

Shanahan's DefSec Nomination Pulled

Acting DefSec Patrick Shanahan’s bid to become defense secretary has been withdrawn. Reports are that he is resigning after scrutiny over a domestic fight with his wife in 2010.

Naval Systems Inc. Is TPP Member of the Year

Naval Systems Inc.

Naval Systems Inc. has been named Member of the Year by The Patuxent Partnership for 2018. 

US Presence in Persian Gulf Sends Message

US Presence in Persian Gulf

US Central Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie says the threat from Iran that prompted the deployment of reinforcements to the Persian Gulf region has not diminished. But the USS Abraham Lincoln’s presence has made an important difference.

Trump Overrides Congress on Arms Sales

arms sales

Despite Congressional objections, the Trump administration cleared $8.1 billion in arms sales for Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates by invoking an emergency exemption.

War Crime Pardons May Mark Memorial Day

war crimes

President Donald Trump could take the occasion of the 2019 Memorial Day weekend to pardon multiple former US service members accused or convicted of war crimes.

Pax Partnership Seeks Member of Year Nominations

Pax Partnership Seeks Member of Year Nominations

The deadline is nearing to nominate an organization for The Patuxent Partnership’s Member of the Year award. Nominations are due Friday, March 29.

Carriers Need Lethal UAV and More to Stay Relevant

carriers

Newly released study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments finds US carriers need new lethal unmanned aircraft and a new fighter to stay relevant.

Nominate TPP Member of the Year

Member of the Year

Nominations are open for The Patuxent Partnership’s Member of the Year award.

Trump Gives Space Force to the Air Force

Space Force

Trump places the Space Force under the Air Force, although technically Congress needs to approve a sixth military branch.

Death-Defying F35 Maneuvers on Display

F-35

Long in coming, but now that it has arrived, the F35 fighter jet is winning over pilots and spectators with its death defying capabilities.